Jordan Crawford

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Jordan Crawford
Jordan Crawford.jpg
Crawford with the Washington Wizards
No. 27 – Tianjin Ronggang
Position Shooting guard
League Chinese Basketball Association
Personal information
Born (1988-10-23) October 23, 1988 (age 27)
Detroit, Michigan
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school Hargrave Military Academy
(Chatham, Virginia)
College
NBA draft 2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27th overall
Selected by the New Jersey Nets
Playing career 2010–present
Career history
2010–2011 Atlanta Hawks
20112013 Washington Wizards
20132014 Boston Celtics
2014 Golden State Warriors
2014 Xinjiang Flying Tigers (China)
2015 Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League)
2015–present Tianjin Ronggang (China)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com

Jordan McShorn Crawford (born October 23, 1988)[1] is an American professional basketball player for Tianjin Ronggang of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). He played collegiately at Indiana and then Xavier.[2] His brother is Joe Crawford, who has also played in the NBA.[2]

Early life and high school[edit]

Crawford was born to parents Joseph Sr. and Sylvia Crawford[3] in Detroit, Michigan in 1988. In high school, he had suffered an ankle injury which forced him to miss his senior year of basketball.[2] He attended Detroit's Communication and Media Arts High School and the prep school, Hargrave Military Academy, in Chatham, Virginia.[2]

College career[edit]

Indiana University[edit]

Crawford signed a National Letter of Intent to play at Indiana University and enrolled in 2007. Crawford played 30 games as a freshman at Indiana starting eight times and finished seventh among Big Ten Conference freshmen in scoring with 9.7 points per game, while helping Indiana finish 25–8 overall, 14–4 in the Big Ten and advancing to the NCAA tournament. Crawford scored in double figures 15 times as a freshman, including a career high 21 points in Indiana's win at Northwestern on February 23, 2008 and had a near perfect night from the floor at Northwestern going for 6-for-7 overall and 4-for-5 behind the three-point line while handing out all five of his assists. He also made all five of his free throw attempts at the free throw line. Indiana recorded a 13–2 record when Crawford scored in double figures.

Statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007–08 Hoosiers 30 8 25.3 .540 .636 .886 3.4 2.3 3.9 4.2 9.7

Xavier University[edit]

After fallout from the Kelvin Sampson Controversy, Crawford transferred to Xavier University in 2008. Xavier was one of only two nonconference regular season losses for the Hoosiers in the 2007-2008 season when Crawford was at Indiana University. Having been denied immediate eligibility by the NCAA, Crawford had to sit out the 2008-2009 season, but was able to still practice with the Musketeers.

In the summer of 2009, rumors abounded that a college player dunked on LeBron James in a pickup game at a mini-camp cosponsored by James and Nike. Adding to the tale, amateur videos of the game and subsequent dunk were allegedly confiscated by Nike at the behest of James. Later, Nike claimed there was a standing policy of no taping at the camp. It was then reported that it was in fact Jordan Crawford, a sophomore guard at Xavier, that made the feat at the LeBron James Skills Academy. Footage leaked out about a week later on YouTube.[2][4][5]

Crawford returned to play for the 2009-2010 season with the Muskies and led Xavier and the Atlantic 10 in scoring with 20.5 points per game, with .462 FG%. He scored in double figures in 31 straight games and 34 of XU's 35. Crawford scored 20+ in 20 games for the Musketeers and landed a spot on the First Team All-Atlantic 10. Xavier won its 4th straight A-10 title and earned a 6-seed in the NCAA tournament. Crawford led the Muskies past the 3-seed Pittsburgh Panthers to its 3rd straight Sweet Sixteen, one of only two teams to accomplish during '08-'10. Xavier lost to the 2-seed Kansas State Wildcats in the West Regional Semifinal, the "widely agreed-upon Game of the Year". Crawford scored a career high 32 in the double overtime thriller including a deep three-pointer sending the game to the second overtime. Crawford earned a spot on the five-member NCAA Tournament All-West Region Team after averaging 29.0 points per game in the three appearances. Crawford scored more points (718) for a sophomore than any other in Xavier's history. He also finished 4th in the Musketeer's single season scoring history. Crawford was named by Sporting News a Third Team All-American and A-10 Player of the Year. Crawford entered the 2010 NBA Draft after two years of college play becoming the first Musketeer to enter the draft before graduating.[6][7] At Xavier, Crawford wore the number 55.

Statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009–10 Musketeers 35 34 32.8 .462 .391 .773 4.7 2.9 1.3 0.2 20.5

Professional career[edit]

Avery Bradley and Jordan Crawford

Atlanta Hawks (2010–2011)[edit]

Crawford was selected by the New Jersey Nets with the 27th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft. His rights were later traded to the Atlanta Hawks and he joined the team for the 2010 NBA Summer League. On July 27th, 2010, he signed his rookie contract with the Hawks.[8]

Washington Wizards (2011–2013)[edit]

On February 23, 2011, Crawford was traded to the Washington Wizards along with Maurice Evans and Mike Bibby for Kirk Hinrich and Hilton Armstrong.[9] On March 8, 2011, Crawford scored a then-career high 22 points against the Milwaukee Bucks. On March 15, 2011, he passed his previous career high, scoring 27 points in a loss to the Chicago Bulls. He passed it again on March 30, 2011, by scoring 39 points in a loss to the Miami Heat. On April 1, 2011, Crawford recorded his first triple-double of his professional career in a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. He had 21 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds. Crawford was the second Wizards rookie that season to record a triple double; John Wall had done so earlier that season.[10] In the 2012-13 season, he was moved to point guard when John Wall missed time due to injury. He recorded his second triple-double with 27 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds in a December game against the Atlanta Hawks.

Boston Celtics (2013–2014)[edit]

On February 21, 2013, Crawford was traded to the Boston Celtics for Leandro Barbosa and Jason Collins.[11] In his NBA debut with the Celtics, he came off the bench to record 2 assists, 3 rebounds, and 10 points, shooting 4 for 9 from the field.

Due to the injury of Rajon Rondo, Crawford became the starting point guard of the team at the beginning of the 2013–14 season. On November 29, 2013, he recorded his third triple-double with 11 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in a 103-86 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.[12] On December 9, 2013, Crawford was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week after averaging 23.3 points, 6.1 assists, and 3 rebounds on 61 percent shooting, helping the Celtics go 3-0 for the week.[13]

Golden State Warriors (2014)[edit]

On January 15, 2014, a three-team trade was completed involving the Boston Celtics, the Golden State Warriors, and the Miami Heat. The Celtics sent Crawford and MarShon Brooks to the Warriors. In exchange, the Celtics received Joel Anthony, a protected future draft pick Philadelphia sent to Miami in an earlier trade, and a 2016 second-round draft pick from the Heat. The Heat also received Toney Douglas from the Warriors as part of the deal.[14]

On April 16, 2014, Crawford scored a career high 41 points in a 116-112 win over the Denver Nuggets in the final regular season game of the season.[15]

Xinjiang Flying Tigers (2014)[edit]

On September 18, 2014, Crawford signed a one-year deal with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association.[16] However, he left Xinjiang in November 2014 after appearing in just five games.

Fort Wayne Mad Ants (2015)[edit]

On March 10, 2015, Crawford was acquired by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League.[17] In 14 games for the Mad Ants, he averaged 24.4 points, 5.7 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 2.2 steals per game.[18]

Tianjin Ronggang (2015–present)[edit]

In July 2015, Crawford joined the Dallas Mavericks for the 2015 NBA Summer League[19] where he averaged 10.2 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.5 steals in six games.[20] On September 28, he signed with the Chicago Bulls.[21] However, he was later waived by the Bulls on October 22 after appearing in five preseason games.[22] On November 19, he returned to China, this time signing with Tianjin Ronggang.[23] On January 8, 2016, Crawford scored 72 of the team's 104 points in a loss to the Sichuan Blue Whales. He shot 25-of-52 from the field, including 4-of-12 from three-point range, and was 18-of-20 from the free throw line, while also recording a season-high 16 rebounds.[24]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010–11 Atlanta 16 0 10.0 .351 .333 .667 1.8 .9 .2 .0 4.2
2010–11 Washington 26 18 33.3 .390 .238 .885 3.0 3.9 1.4 .1 16.3
2011–12 Washington 64 32 27.4 .400 .289 .793 2.6 3.0 .9 .1 14.7
2012–13 Washington 43 12 26.2 .415 .345 .821 3.1 3.7 .6 .1 13.2
2012–13 Boston 27 2 21.6 .415 .320 .792 2.7 2.5 .4 .1 9.1
2013–14 Boston 39 35 30.7 .414 .318 .873 3.1 5.7 .9 .1 13.7
2013–14 Golden State 42 0 15.7 .417 .313 .837 1.5 1.4 .3 .0 8.4
Career 257 99 24.7 .405 .306 .828 2.6 3.2 .7 .1 12.2

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013 Boston 5 0 11.8 .304 .250 .500 .6 .0 .4 .0 3.6
2014 Golden State 6 0 9.5 .364 .286 .786 1.5 .3 .2 .0 6.2
Career 11 0 10.5 .339 .263 .750 1.1 .2 .3 .0 5.0

Awards/Honors[edit]

  • Sporting News Third Team All-American[25]
  • Sporting News and foxsports.com Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Year
  • First Team All-Atlantic 10
  • NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament All-West Region Team
  • USBWA All-District V Team
  • NABC All-District 4 First Team

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player Bio: Jordan Crawford – XAVIER OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE". GoXavier.com. Retrieved June 4, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Spreading the Word About Xavier’s Jordan Crawford". NYTimes.com. March 20, 2010. Retrieved June 4, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Younger Crawford, Indiana get best of Kentucky – Columnist – ESPN". Sports.espn.go.com. December 8, 2010. Retrieved June 4, 2010. 
  4. ^ Lopresti, Mike (March 19, 2010). "Xavier making new highlights with Jordan Crawford and Chris Mack". Usatoday.Com. Retrieved June 4, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Jordan Crawford, the kid who dunked on LeBron, a star at Xavier - Paul Daugherty - SI.com". Sportsillustrated.cnn.com. February 10, 2010. Retrieved June 4, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Xavier guard Jordan Crawford exploring NBA draft options – ESPN". Sports.espn.go.com. April 9, 2010. Retrieved June 4, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Are Lance Stephenson, Jordan Crawford entering draft too early? - Paul Daugherty - SI.com". Sportsillustrated.cnn.com. April 14, 2010. Retrieved June 4, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Hawks Sign Rookie Jordan Crawford". RealGM.com. July 9, 2010. Retrieved July 9, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Wizards Acquire Bibby, Evans, Crawford and First Round Pick". NBA.com. February 23, 2011. Retrieved February 23, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Jordan Crawford's triple-double powers Wizards past Cavs". ESPN.com. April 1, 2011. Retrieved April 1, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Celtics Acquire Jordan Crawford". NBA.com. February 21, 2013. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Notebook: Celtics 103, Cavaliers 86". NBA.com. November 29, 2013. Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Former Wizards guard Jordan Crawford named Eastern Conference player of the week". WashingtonPost.com. December 9, 2013. Retrieved December 10, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Warriors Acquire Jordan Crawford & MarShon Brooks From Boston Celtics". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. January 15, 2014. Retrieved January 15, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Notebook: Warriors 116, Nuggets 112". NBA.com. April 16, 2014. Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Xinjiang Flying Tigers finalized mega deal with Jordan Crawford". Sportando.com. September 18, 2014. Retrieved September 18, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Mad Ants Acquire Jordan Crawford". NBA.com. March 11, 2015. Retrieved March 11, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Jordan Crawford D-League Stats". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 28, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Jordan Crawford is at Las Vegas summer league, trying to shoot back into the NBA". WashingtonPost.com. July 15, 2015. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  20. ^ "2015 Dallas Mavericks NBA Summer League Roster". RealGM.com. Retrieved September 28, 2015. 
  21. ^ "BULLS FINALIZE TRAINING CAMP ROSTER". NBA.com. September 28, 2015. Retrieved September 28, 2015. 
  22. ^ "BULLS WAIVE CRAWFORD & SIMMONS". NBA.com. October 22, 2015. Retrieved October 22, 2015. 
  23. ^ "Jordan Crawford signs at TianJin Steel". Asia-basket.com. November 19, 2015. Retrieved November 19, 2015. 
  24. ^ "Jordan Crawford goes for 72 points in China Basketball Association". ESPN.com. January 9, 2016. Retrieved January 9, 2016. 
  25. ^ "2010 Xavier University Postseason Basketball" (PDF). CSTV.com. Retrieved October 9, 2015. 

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